February 17, 1987
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Young actor Alex Frost was one of several talents scouted by idiosyncratic director Gus Van Sant for his 2003 film "Elephant," which drew inspiration from the Columbine High School shootings of the 1990s. Filmed in his hometown of Portland, the movie won the coveted Palme d'Or at Cannes, launching Frost's career. During his teens, Frost attended Lincoln High School in Portland and transferred to the Arts & Communication Magnet Academy in Beaverton. After graduating, Frost proceeded to take a variety of interesting parts. Some of the most notable include one of Ryan Phillippe's squadmembers in Kimberly Peirce's Iraq War drama "Stop-Loss" and a school bully in the Owen Wilson comedy "Drillbit Taylor." During the production of that movie, Frost actually injured his hand punching Wilson in the face during a fight scene. His first lead role after "Elephant" came in 2009's "Calvin Marshall," also filmed in Oregon. He's been connected to Takashi Shimuzu's upcoming airplane-set horror film "7500" as well. Frost has pursued a few television roles as well, most notably a one-episode role on "NCIS." Frost is also a talented pianist and enjoys skateboarding in his free time. He's been romantically connected to Zelda Williams, the Nintendo spokeswoman and daughter of actor Robin Williams.